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  • The Most Exciting Era in Amateur Radio -- the Merging of Radio with Computer/Internet Technology by Reg, VE7IG
    March 14, 2018 Daniel Kochanowicz

    The Most Exciting Era in Amateur Radio -- the Merging of Radio with Computer/Internet Technology by Reg, VE7IG

    We are now in one of the most exciting, if not the most exciting, eras in amateur radio. This is due to the successful merging of radio with computer technology (including internet). So many new things are happening all at the same time. Some have been around for a while but are just now seeing usage peaking way up. One of these is IRLP. Most repeater systems have a standalone IRLP node where, as long as the internet is up, you can talk to hams around the world through your local repeater.

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  • Dayton Hamvention 2017 Reflection
    May 31, 2017 Tim King

    Dayton Hamvention 2017 Reflection

    What can I say about Dayton Hamvention 2017 other than WOW! It had everything; Great venue, 30,000 of your favorite ham radio friends, great vendors, Rain, Rain, and more Rain, good food, great buys, mud and on-site camping. Did I...

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  • Amateur Radio Linking Explained
    April 20, 2017 Tim King

    Amateur Radio Linking Explained

    Amateur Linking What is amateur radio linking and why is it so important, necessary, or just plain fun? Let's say you want to set up a repeater at Hamvention and talk to the group back home. How is that possible?...

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  • BridgeCom Systems New BCD Series Duplexers
    November 22, 2016 Tim King

    BridgeCom Systems New BCD Series Duplexers

    November 14, 2015BridgeCom Systems, IncPhone: (816)532-8451 E-Mail: tim@BridgeComSystems.comContact: Tim KingFor Immediate ReleaseIntroducing the NEW BCD Duplexers by BridgeCom Systems________________________________________________________________________BridgeCom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the availability of the BCD line of duplexers for the amateur and commercial radio markets....

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  • Analog and DMR Talk Together
    August 3, 2016 Tim King

    Analog and DMR Talk Together

    Newsflash: The world is going digital! I know, I know, this is not really a revelation. We all carry around a smartphone, tablet or PC that communicates over digital LTE or Wifi. The two way radio is not much different...

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  • September 17, 2015 Tim King

    How to Use RoIP in Commercial Communication

    "Hey boss, I tried to call Jimmy on the radio but he didn't respond. I called him on his cell phone and he said he didn't get the radio call. Can you fix our radios to help us talk when we need to?"


    Little Construction Guy on RadioHow can the boss help out Jimmy, Frank and the rest of the radio users communicate when necessary? The solution is as simple as RoIP (Radio over IP). 
    "Frank, I'll see what I can do to help you and Jimmy communicate. Do you know anything about this RoIP communication deal?"

    What is RoIP? In our past blog, Radio over IP - What is it?, we defined Radio over Internet Protocol (RoIP) as a two-way communication method which involves trans-reception of radio communication signals over internet protocol (IP).

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  • September 9, 2015 Tim King

    BridgeCom Systems Adds Pinterest

    The world of Pinterest has come to BridgeCom Systems. We will be adding product photos, videos, install photos and much more to our Pinterest page.  "Now you can easily pin BridgeCom photos and other content to our Pinterest page. We...

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  • September 2, 2015 Tim King

    BridgeCom Systems MV-1 RoIP Site Linking Video

    How does the BridgeCom Systems MV-1 RoIP site linking solution work? Watch the video and see RoIP used to link two "sites." What's in the video: One channel of audio at each site. Each site contains a UHF mobilie radio...

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  • August 13, 2015 Tim King

    Ohio Hospital uses BridgeCom Systems to link LTR Communication System

    In a critical situation communication is key. This is especially true in a hospital where lives are on the line. In one Ohio hospital system they face a greater challenge. How can several of the hospital buildings, spread out over a distance, communicate like they are one? 

    The Requirement: Create a seamless communication network so the hospitals can communicate together using the existing LTR communication system over four three channel sites.

    BridgeCom TL-NET Hospital SolutionThe Solution: Deploy BridgeCom Systems TL-NET multi-site networking communication system. The hospitals have four LTR sites with three channels each. The main site will use a TL-NET Gateway, connected to three TL-NET Controllers. Then the controllers will be connected to their existing repeaters, and finally to the internet. The three other sites will use a TL-NET MV-2 and TL-NET MV-1 connected to three BridgeCom BCR Repeaters. What do all the pieces do and how do

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